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Sep 18, 2012 10:00pm PDT
the battle of aleppo, we can see the future of the syrian revolution. >> narrator: by dawn, ghaith had reached a rebel staging post just a few miles outside of aleppo. fighters had just arrived fresh from battle. they call themselves the free syrian army. their commander, abu bakri, said they now controlled half the city but that government forces were advancing. >> (translated): the day before yesterday, there was increased artillery shelling and shooting of mortars and mig planes attacked. we've retreated to create a second defensive line so we can counterattack. >> narrator: abu bakri never expected to be a rebel commander. >> (translated): i finished compulsory military service in 2006, and by allah's grace went on to study economics at the university of aleppo. that was me until the revolution started. >> takbir. >> allahu akbar. >> takbir. >> allahu akbar. >> narrator: ghaith continued his journey into aleppo. abu bakri said god willing he'd see him on the front line in two days. >> we are being smuggled into aleppo by rebels and activists. we're taking a long route through side
Sep 4, 2012 2:30pm PDT
opposition groups. >> many western countries are placing their hopes in the syrian national council. >> the berlin conference is planning for syria after the fall of the assad regime. ahead of the secure -- and of the syrian national council is based in turkey. he does not want to wait until assad has been toppled before laying out his vision of a new series. >> we are wishing the new syria will be secular, democratic, and for every person, for every group. >> however lofty that vision, the german foreign minister knows, there are more pressing issues such as the humanitarian situation. the civil war in syria is spreading. 100,000 people fled the fighting in august. most to turkey, others to jordan. syria possible labor -- syria's neighbors say they are stretched to the limit and others the to help. >> i am not going to allow germany taking in some refugees, to help or provide with medical care. but the main focus has to be helping people in the region. >> that means helping syria and the refugees in camps like this one in jordan. germany has provided 22 million euros in aid. >> wit
Sep 26, 2012 5:30pm PDT
before election day. >> ifill: plus, turkey's foreign minister tells margaret warner the syrian war is spilling over the border into his country. >> we have around 90,000 refugeein our camps and around 40,000 refugees in several cities. it is a humanitarian treasure. >> woodruff: from our american graduate series, ray suarez gets the teacher of the year's take on how to engage students and keep them from dropping out. ♪ >> ifill: and we remember the singer who made americans swoon. andy williams. that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcastin and by contribuons youpbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: the trouble in greece today and in spain overnight brought the plight of europe's debt-ridden countries squarely back into the spotlight. street battles erupted in athens as nearly 70,000 people staged the largest demonstration since may of last year. we have a repo
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Sep 19, 2012 12:00pm PDT
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Sep 6, 2012 2:30pm PDT
. jordanian officials say 66,000 syrians have entered the country sits -- since the conflict began. jordanian soldiers are reporting the syrian troops have shot at refugees trying to cross the border. >> we will be looking at the effects of the conflict in syria on neighboring lebanon later in this bulletin. israeli forces have killed three palestinians in the northern gaza strip after three other palestinians were killed in an israeli air strike overnight. hundreds of palestinians turned out for funeral processions like this one in gaza city. israel says the three men killed today were trying to plant explosives near the border fence. israel says the militants targeted in the overnight air strike were planning to fire rockets from gaza into israel. >> lufthansa passengers can expect more chaos at the airport. a cabin crew strike scheduled for friday has forced the airline to cancel a majority of its flights. dozens of flights have already been cancelled for today, including long hauls. affected passengers are being notified by e-mail or by text. the union organizing a strike is demanding a 5
Sep 9, 2012 6:00pm PDT
of the london paralympics. which should come first, the chicken or the ethanol. and dissident tv. syrian rebels put their lives on the line and their views on the air. those stories when the cb cbs-- "cbs evening news" continues. >> jeff: it was a day of horrific violence in iraq. in attacks stretching across at least 11 cities from bag good to basra, more-- baghdad to basra more than 360 were hurt, the attackers targeted iraqi security force, many civilials were killed, al qaeda is being blamed for attacks. in syria aleppo came under fierce air attack again. amateur video claims to show the results of a government attack, crowds pulling victims from the rubble. in addition 17 others were killed when a car bomb exploded in aleppo. we have received a series of dramatic photos from our partner the world news web site globalpost which show how a neighborhood in aleppo was transformed in just seconds. first a number of family members were washing down a street in aleppo, they are alerted to something, a government tank approaching. so they grab their arms. the tank fires first, hitting the rebels,
Sep 26, 2012 4:00pm PDT
in america and around the globe. two massive bomb blast have shaken the syrian capital today setting the military headquarters of light. bombs and bullets are not the only weapons in this war. we heard firsthand evidence of rape being used to emulate and a great victims -- used to humiliate victims. graphic attacks are taking place. >> is just one of the many roads along which they fully. these are among the quarter of a million refugees of syria's war. they bring with them a handful of belongings and stories of crimes that haunt the survivors. this woman said she was arrested at a checkpoint and later repeatedly raped, along with three other women. >> a daily rape took place in front of the other girls. that was the time that would remove the blindfolds so that the girls could see what was happening before their eyes and would not know when their turn would come, whether tomorrow, after one hour. they did not know. it was done in rotation. >> the witness says the rakes happened in the notorious palestine branch in a building later bombed by rebels. she said an interrogator use rats
Sep 25, 2012 11:00pm PDT
must stand with those syrians who believe in a different vision, a syria that is united and inclusive where children don't need to fear their own government. and they have a say, sunni's and christians. that's what america stands for, that's what we will stand for sanctions and consequences to those who persecute and support for those who work for the common good. >> rose: they have the resolution to increase the government three times. meanwhile the killing in syria continues. they're up to 30,000 estimated dead. the impasse is just one of the many strains on relations between russia and the united states. iran is another is the dis trust over nato's defense shield. earlier this month the u.s. agency of the international development to lead russia. i'm pleased to have sergey lavrov back at this table, welcome. >> thank you very much, nice to be back. >> rose: u.s.-russia relations. >> yes, i believe we agree that these relations should be promoted. when president obama came to the whitehouse, he and his team assessed the relationship between moscow and washington and suggested wha
Sep 10, 2012 9:00am PDT
. there is the regional problems too. the syrian conflict. the shiite government of al-maliki is worried if the rebels win there and they upped with a sunni-dominate government, they may sponsor more of the sunni insurgent in iraq. everything is linked in that part of the world. >> thank you. it's sad to see that it's deteriorating and it's headed in that direction now. appreciate it. >>> nails, gasoline, tnt. those are the ingredients of barrel bombs that the syrian government is now reportedly dropping on its own people. ♪ wow... [ female announcer ] sometimes, all you need is the smooth, creamy taste of werther's original caramel to remind you that you're someone very special. ♪ now discover new caramel apple filled werther's original. >>> mass killings. torture has become the morm in syria. that's according to the united nations. its human rights chief is calling for an end to supplying ammunition to both sides. now, she says government and opposition forces are now deploying snipers who target civilians. [ gunshots ] >> what you're watching here, this video was posted on-line from allepo today. a
Sep 2, 2012 4:00am PDT
more than 18,000 people have died since the syrian uprising began. more than a year and a half ago. the violence is showing no signs of stopping. [ gunfire ] >> heavy shelling is being reported in the city of hmooms d in aleppo. the crisis is spilling over the border as hundreds of thousands flee the violence in camps across jordan, lebanon, iraq, and turkey. nick robertson is on the turkish syrian border this morning. good morning. how bad is the refugee crisis becoming? >> reporter: the turkish government say they're struggling to handle it. there are thousands of refugees stuck on the syrian side of the border. the turkish authorities won't allow them across. they already have 80,000 refugees here. they're building three more camps that should be ready in the next few weeks that will house another 30,000 refugees. part of the problem for the turkish authorities, though, is they have almost 20,000 refugees in schools and government buildings. the schools here restart in a couple of weeks. so half that new capacity will be taken up by existing refugee here. the concern is if they
Sep 24, 2012 11:00pm EDT
with bishara lessard, interviewed him many times as well as syrian officials fear professor of middle east history as well as trinity university, welcome to the table. thank you for being here. >> guest: thank you for having me. >> opposition calls for overthrow by sheer al-assad at a rare meeting of the entire machine groups held in the government controlled capital of damascus in an attempt at a gathering to position itself as an alternative to the armed rebels, citing the internal opposition on the syrian to cater. who are these people and what do you make of what they are saying? >> that's a good question. many fault lines in the syrian opposition. differences between the exiled syrian opposition a set of s-sierra, those fighting and dying on the ground in syria and those who are little more religious commission may come a arab opposition and those that are more secular opposition. and then you have those calling for the overthrow of the regime and those that are still blind to negotiate with the regime. there's been an attempt by outside powers, all these different groups of rebel for
Sep 19, 2012 9:00am PDT
the demonstrators back. the ambassador was not hurt. >>> turkish media says syrian opposition fighters took control of a border crossing at the syrian-turkish line. rebels have been trying to secure border crossings to create safe havens near turkey, a country sympathetic to the syrian opposition movement. >>> workers at a platinum mine in south africa have ended their labor strike. the deal comes after protests left 45 people dead. the mins accepted an agreement that will boost pay as much as 22%. a spokesman for the mine company called it groundbreaking, and workers say they're happy. >> yeah. no, no, no. the solution is coming. yeah. >> we have something. half is better than nothing. >> a french magazine is the latest target of muslim anger over depictions of the prophet mohammed. the satirical magazine published cartoons today featuring a figure resembling the prophet. the french muslim council calls the cartoons insulting. it follows a week of deadly protests over an anti-muslim video prugsd here in the u.s. the cartoons threaten to add to an already tense situation. jim bitterman is following
Sep 28, 2012 12:00pm EDT
the syrian civil war and helping the people whose lives have been ruined. earlier this week more than 340 people were killed in a single day of fighting in syria. now, government forces are also reportedly shelling parts of damascus and holmes as well. well, u.s. intelligence is now showing us that syria has moved chemical weapons for security reasons. defense secretary leon panetta characterized it as limited movement and believed the stockpiles were secured by the syrian military. now, panetta says the sites are being monitored by the united states and other countries. he says they're keeping a close eye on the situation. earlier today barbara star questioned the defense secretary about the development, and she's going to be joining in just a few moments. >> there's a group in d.c. that's figured out a way to send u.s. dollars to the rebels, and the government, well, the u.s. government is nott happy about this. brian todd has the story. >> reporter: outgunned at the beginning, syrian's rebels have gradually gained strength, taking the fight more directly to bashar al assad's regime and
Sep 26, 2012 2:30pm PDT
the unity of this brotherly state, involves all factions of the syrian people without mitchell, religious, or sectarian division. >> he also said it was outrageous that palestinians are still being denied their right to an independent state. the dig at israel was no doubt appreciated by iran. >> for more, we go now to our correspondent, who is standing by at the un general assembly. tough talk from a mood ahmadinejad in his final address as iranian president, but nothing new, really. >> the question is how bad these grants will be against israel and the united states. there were some side blows, but i would say for the state usually is in, he was kind of mild. he wants to establish a new world order that he is suggesting with all countries being equal, everybody living in peace and harmony -- that is at least what he said, but if you go into details, it does not make much sense. >> the egyptian president also took to the podium today, saying he opposes military intervention in syria. how was his speech received? >> it was very well-received, and it was a very well structured speech. it wa
Sep 20, 2012 7:30am EDT
for aerial bombs syrian forces used against rebels. the treasury department will freeze the assets in the u.s. and ban the firm from dealing with american companies. treasury officials also slapped sanctions on syria's army supply bureau and on the head of the research center involved in developing chemical weapons. documents i identified, 117 aircraft operated by iranian airlines used to transport weapons to syria. a treasury official in charge of counterterrorism, said he hopes the penalties will help disrupt the flow of weapons to the syrian regime. >>> iran's foreign minister pledged unwavering support for the syrian government. he met in damascus with president bashar al assad. syria's conflict is best resolved within the country. political analysts interpreted that as implying that assad should put an end to civil war. leadership in tehran wants to prevent collapse of his administration. western nations and arab nations allied with the united states, condemn the government and accuse it of applying weapons to the assad regime. he met with the leaders of egypt, turkey and saudi arabia
Sep 20, 2012 5:30pm PDT
captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> woodruff: in the syrian civil war, a government warplane bombed a gas station, killing at least 30 people and wounding scores more. good evening, i'm judy woodruff. >> warner: and i'm margaret warner. on the "newshour" tonight, we have the latest on today's plosion and the continued heavy fighting between government and rebel forces. >> woodruff: then, we update the race for the white house as both campaigns raise record sums of money. >> warner: ray suarez examines new data showing the arctic ice cap shrinking to record low levels. >> woodruff: special correspondent steve sapienza has the storyf the human toll on workers in thailand's shrimp industry. >> hundreds of factories large and small will ship over 200,000 tons of shrimp to the u.s. this year. but there's a darker side to the business here. one that involves human trafficking, corruption, and violence against workers. >> warner: we look at the growing use of potent and sometimes deadly street drugs, known as bath salts, also the subject of our extensive onlin
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